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Tarehe Sita Day

Event Information: 

Tarehe Sita is the day the Ugandan army marks the attack on Kabamba barracks in 1981, which essentially launched the five-year guerrilla war that eventually brought NRM to power in 1986.

Although the day is born out of unfortunate circumstances, the outcome of the war is worth celebrating in as far as we now have an army that most Ugandans are proud of.

The counttry is now free from extra-judicial killings, incarcerations, and outright disappearances of citizens merely suspected of being opposed to those in power at the time had been going on for a long time, from around the mid 1960’s. For instance early in September 1972, Chief Justice Benedicto Kagimu Kiwanuka disappeared without a trace. He was one of Amin’s earliest and most prominent victims.

Date: 
Saturday, 09 June 2018
Venue: 
Kololo Independence Grounds
Time: 
All Day Event